The trip was well organised with flights at good times and the hotel though fairly average was in an ideal location. Tickets were waiting on arrival and the game was everything that we'd hoped for' even getting to see Messi close up at the end of the game. For my two football mad sons it was a dream of a weekend! The city was beautiful, we wandered through Las Ramblas taking in the sights visiting the Olympic stadium and after going to mass, we spent Sunday on the beach, what more could you ask for? I am hoping to return for a sightseeing trip with my wife.
I purchased this package as a 16th Birthday present surprise for my son. The party included myself, my son, my Brother and Brother in law. The whole package included flights, hotel and match tickets. The ease of booking was excellent as was the service received from the Football Break representative when I called to check a few details. On arrival in Barcelona we caught the train into the City this was so easy and very reasonably priced. On locating our Hotel we booked in and the receptionist handed over our Match tickets. With a few hours to pass before the match we explored Barcelona everything was within walking distance. The hotel receptionist advised us how best to get to the Stadium and this was to get the metro from a tube station around the corner and the station to depart from for the stadium. Again this was so easy and only cost 2 euros PP. The stadium and the match were superb and despite there being over 90.000 people there we never witnessed any hassle or trouble from either sets of fans. The package meant that we were in Barcelona for 2 nights giving us 3 full days to spend in and around the City. For anyone thinking of visiting Barcelona I can fully recommend this beautiful City and the ease of moving around and seeing the sights. We all enjoyed it so much we are all looking forward to going again next year! Oh by the way the Match was Barcelona v Bilbao 2-0 to Barca.
Get your bearings and buy a street map, locate the stadium. Use the metro for transporting around the city and to the Stadium (so easy and cheap) Get to the stadium early to locate your seats and soak up the brilliant atmosphere. If there for more than 1 night consider the stadium tour well worth it! If its raining take waterproofs a lot of the seating is uncovered. Take a camera. Keep valuables secure. Don't worry if seats are in a high tier the view is excellent.
I recently travelled to Barcelona with my fourteen year old son. I contacted FootballBreak.co.uk who were extremely helpful and informative throughout. We chose a simple but very pleasant hotel which was walking distance from the stadium. Walking back, after the game, the atmosphere around town was wonderful. We had not only just seen Barcelona win, but Lionel Messi score a goal right below us! My son said he will never forget that moment! All the sights in Barcelona, including the street entertainers in the famous Les Ramblas, made this a most memorable experience for us bot.
If opting to stay in a hotel away from the centre of Barcelona, take the option of booking transfers from the airport. Staying in a hotel that is walking distance from the stadium means you do not have to find transport back to your hotel after the game!
As it's my 21st this year my dad treated me to a weekend in Barcelona as a premature birthday present and the whole experience is one I will never forget. The Rialto Hotel we stayed in was of a good standard, serving breakfast from 7.30-10.30am and offering a wide range of foods. As for the actual football match I couldn't have asked for much more with Lionel Messi producing a masterclass performance scoring 4 goals in the process.
I couldn't recommend visiting the Camp Nou on match day enough - it really is a unique experience. I would also suggest going on a bus tour of the city as there are some wonderful buildings and trademarks of the city. You can visit the Olympic Stadium (home of Espanyol) free of charge too which is an added bonus.
I am a big fan of the city and recommend it to anyone. We had plenty of time to see a few sights as well as watch the football. The stadium was amazing and so was the tour. I had numerous questions and booking queries for the plane and the servie received was great, I had no problem and the responses were quick and pleasant. If thinking of a trip and taking in a football match, I would really recommend Footballbreak.co.uk.
Make sure you invest in the city pass. The metro is really easy to use but it is simple to order and pick up at the airport.